Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

Avivi PhotoWelcome back to our series by renowned local photographer Avi of Avivi Photo.  The first entry covered the angle of view.  Today we are talking about composition.  As a reminder, you don't need an expensive camera to take great pictures.  All our shots in this series are taken with an iPhone.

Taking better pet pictures – Filling the frame and basic composition and cropping your picture.

This entry deals with a common mistake people make when taking pictures of their pets. Specifically not filling the picture frame.  As mentioned in the first entry – this applies to pretty much any type of photography.

Prim If you look at dog photos you'll often see too much space around the picture of the dog.  Many of you probably have pictures where there’s a person or a group, and they have a lot of dead space around them.  Consider the picture of Prim on the left:

PrimOn it’s own, not too bad of a picture.  The ‘problem’ is that Prim just blends into the background.  Also – the cars in the background tend to be distracting.  Getting closer by Zooming (or physically getting closer to the subject), or simply cropping the image (cropping is available on most smart phones today) – will yield a much better image.  Consider the following when we simply crop Prim’s image on the right. 

Now we have this mastered, in our next post we'll talk about where to place your dog in your picture and something called "The Rule of Thirds".  You can see more of my work here.

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Wine and Wags - Sunday June 2nd

June 2nd !!

Mark your calendar for this wonderful 2nd Annual Wine & Wags event, in Livermore. Big White House Winery/John Evan Cellar has graciously offered us a spot at their beautiful winery where we will have our BAGSR table ! More than 15 wineries are sponsoring this event and many rescues are participating. Please plan on a beautiful Sunday and come do ya thing....with the wine glass thing and support our dogs. We will have a few ambassadogs there. Thank you for Carmen and Mark Battle, as well as Kathy Ramirez, who reached out to us. Who wants to have some fun in the sun?

Holiday Pup Pics 2018

Come and join us and get great photos of your dog!

Holiday Pup Pics

Come and join us and get great photos of your dog!


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What is BAGSR?

We are a proud group of volunteers who love German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. Click here to learn more.